Thursday, June 25, 2009

Docus on Chennai; Alliance Francaise is a partner

This is one project we are working hard at - to get creative people to produce docu films on our city.

On June 27, five people join professional docu film maker Soudhamini to discuss their ideas and start shooting. One on the old Central Jail, another on the old world Bungalows of Gandhi Nagar, another on an old cemetery and cinema, one on a Urdu newspaper and one on the the Fort came to be. . . .

If you are keen to join the group make sure you have a great theme, a visually strong one of anything about this city, and email us -

Alliance Francaise Chennai led by its director Ms Marie has extended support - it will screen the docus on Aug 23, 3 p.m. onwards.

In course of time, we hope to meet frequently and screen new docufilm on Chennai.
That actor KamalHassan is planning to produce 30 short films based on Chennai in 2010 is welcome.

Madras Quiz 2009, new hosts

The popular Madras Quiz will have a new host this year.
The Indian Quizzing League (

Four young quiz enthusiasts who run the IQL were keen and it was nice to let a city based group handle the event.

So mark the date - August 23 afternoon at the P. S. School Dakshinamurthy Auditorium ( no a/c but should be cool and breezy in August!).

Do remember that the prizes are not worth lakhs of rupees - after all this is a community event. But we hope to get some nice ones.

P. S. : We also conduct a Madras Quiz in Thamizh for city Thamizh medium schools. If you know of such schools who should take part, do share the info. We'd like to invite them.

Madras Day 2009 rolls

The core group which catalyses the Madras Day celebrations had a meeting recently.
To run through the core plans and think of newer avenues.

'Madras Musings' will host a series of talks across the city. The topics look very interesting.

There is also an attempt to have talks on the city in Thamizh. Now if you know of any speakers who could talk well on interesting subjects, please get across to us. Now!

A series of heritage walks will be held. There will also be a host of contests. And a few exhibitions too.

Now if you have an idea that is easy to translate into action, however small it is, start working on it.

We would like more events to be held across the city. Calling people from Anna Nagar and Kilpauk, Perambur and Royapettah and Egmore to root for out city.